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FIVB Men's World Championships just days away


Lausanne, Switzerland, August 23, 2014 – Teams are warming up, the stadiums are preparing for thousands of fans, and excitement is hardly containable, as the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship Poland 2014 gets set to begin in one week.

On August 30, the top 24 men’s volleyball teams in the world will begin their battle for the most prestigious title in volleyball.

Six Polish cities - Katowice, Łódź, Wrocław, Gdańsk, Bydgoszcz and Kraków – will simultaneously host the FIVB Men’s World Championships. 

Poland and Serbia are scheduled for the first encounter at 20:15 local time, in the 58,000 capacity National Stadium in Warsaw.

View the full match schedule

The 24 teams were decided following a qualifying process, which started in 2012, involved a record number of 279 countries and concludes in July 2014. 

The 24 countries competing in the FIVB Men’s World Championship Poland 2014 are split according to the following vacancies: South America (three), Asia (four), Europe (nine including hosts Poland), Africa (three) and NORCECA (five). 

First Round: August 30-September 7

Pool A in Wroclaw (Argentina, Australia, Cameroon, Poland, Serbia and Venezuela)

Group B in Katowice (Brazil, Cuba, Finland, Germany, Korea and Tunisia)

Group C in Gdansk (Bulgaria, Canada, China, Egypt, Mexico and Russia)

Group D in Krakow (Bulgium, France, Iran, Italy, Puerto Rico and USA)

Second Round: September 10-14

Group E in Lodz and Bydgoszck

Group F in Katowice and Wroclaw

Third round - September 16-18

Group G in Katowice and Lodz

Fifth Place Play-off, Semifinals, Finals: September 20-21

In Katowice and Lodz

Don’t miss any of the FIVB Men’s World Championship action!

Catch all the action LIVE on FIVB social media channels:

Twitter: @FIVBMensWCH

Facebook: FIVB Volleyball Facebook page

Instagram: FIVBVolleyball

Visit the new FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship website


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